Denver Rental License Inspections

“Healthy Residential Rentals for All”

Denver’s newly passed Residential Rental License Policy has passed city council. While this is a big change for the city, it joins over 60% of the country by having some type of rental licensing program.

The main goal of the program is to ensure that renters are living in safe and healthy homes in an environment where rental rates have substantially outpaced incomes.

While the program details are still being formalized, we plan to be at the forefront of providing the required rental license inspection. Our company has been providing rental license inspections in the city of Boulder for the last 10+ years, which gives us the experience needed to offer an efficient and scalable Denver Rental License Inspection service.

City Supplied Rental Estimated Stats

  • 5,668 Single Family Rentals
  • 15,888 Condo Rentals
  • 5,957 Rowhouse Rentals
  • 145,582 Total Apartment Units
  • 10% of all apartment units will need an inspection.
  • Certified Inspector’s must perform the rental license inspection.
ASHI Certified Inspector must perform Denver Rental License Inspections


Phase 1: Jan 1, 2022

Early & voluntary licensing starts. 50% reduced license fees with the city. Any rental can get a rental license in this period.

Phase 2: Jan 1, 2023

Licenses required for anyone who offers, provides, or operates a rental property of 2 or more units on a parcel. Any multi-family home.

Phase 3: Jan 1, 2024

Licensing required on all single family homes that are offered as rentals. Any building that has a single rental unit on a parcel is included.

Updates for Denver Rental License Inspections:

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What Is A Rental License Inspection?

While the full guidelines are not released, a Denver rental license inspection will likely consist of a basic health and safety inspection. Electrical, plumbing, mold, smoke and CO detectors, windows, doors, and locks are items that will could be inspected for deficiencies. This will likely be similar to Boulder Rental License Inspection.


How Can I Learn More?

More information can be found about the program on the cities website. You can also see the full proposal here. Click the button below to be redirected. We will also be sending out lots of information to our mailing list. Subscribe above!

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